My Child, The Atheist

My Child, The Atheist

There are 187 comments on the Catholic Digest story from Mar 29, 2013, titled My Child, The Atheist. In it, Catholic Digest reports that:

It's 11:00 p.m. Do you know where your atheist child is? An alarming number of Catholic parents these days have seen their deepest fear come true.

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#41 Apr 1, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
No president will ever be an atheist.
Jefferson? Obama? Who knows for certain? We know what they said in public.
Lincoln wrote:
None even considered
They cannot be considered because prejudice against atheists prevent their election in the USA.

US atheists may often have to pay lip-service to religion in order to advance their careers. What a sad state of affairs for a supposedly secular country. Some people talk of aggressive secularists and militant atheists. The real problem is aggressive religionism. One cannot be politically "too secular". It is when religion is politicised the problems start.

http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...

"In God We Trust" (Der!:)

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#42 Apr 1, 2013
Thinking wrote:
What name do you think an Atheist that doesn't believe in any sort of woo should use?
<quoted text>
I go by "Terry"
Amused

Bridgewater, MA

#43 Apr 1, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Ever?
Bollocks.
Chile's already had a publicly Agnostic President.
<quoted text>
You are from the UK. You don't understand. Lincoln is an American. Americans think the entire world revolves around them. When Americans say "president", they mean American president. It probably never even enters their mind that other countries have presidents.

Michael Moore hit it right on the head. Ask any American the name of the president of Mexico or the Prime Minister of Canada and 99 times out of 100 you will get a blank stare as a response. Ask the people of any other country to name the leader of an adjacent country and they know. It isn't ignorance so much as arrogance.

“you must not give faith”

Since: Jul 12

Nottingham, UK

#44 Apr 1, 2013
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
You are from the UK. You don't understand. Lincoln is an American. Americans think the entire world revolves around them. When Americans say "president", they mean American president. It probably never even enters their mind that other countries have presidents.
Michael Moore hit it right on the head. Ask any American the name of the president of Mexico or the Prime Minister of Canada and 99 times out of 100 you will get a blank stare as a response. Ask the people of any other country to name the leader of an adjacent country and they know. It isn't ignorance so much as arrogance.
No you are worng. Yes thats the response you will get but, go any where else in the world and so long as you don't ask for the name of the US president you will still get the same blank stare, it is ignorance.
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#45 Apr 1, 2013
Hilarious only to me, I used to work with a Chinese guy called Terry Woo.
TerryL wrote:
<quoted text>I go by "Terry"
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#46 Apr 1, 2013
I was fully aware of my actions. Cheers! ;)
Amused wrote:
<quoted text>
You are from the UK. You don't understand. Lincoln is an American. Americans think the entire world revolves around them. When Americans say "president", they mean American president. It probably never even enters their mind that other countries have presidents.
Michael Moore hit it right on the head. Ask any American the name of the president of Mexico or the Prime Minister of Canada and 99 times out of 100 you will get a blank stare as a response. Ask the people of any other country to name the leader of an adjacent country and they know. It isn't ignorance so much as arrogance.
Twilight

Mobile, AL

#47 Apr 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>lol
That's just Topix atheists, they are a separate breed from the normal atheists.
That's a rude @ss comment. watch what you say before you post stuff on the internet.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#48 Apr 1, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>
That's true. Because most of us reject deities out of an intelligent skepticism, it's all too easy to assume that all atheists do as well, but I've met atheists whose rejection is more about rebellion or emotional reaction to the theists in their lives. Not all atheists are as self-aware as the regulars on this forum.
So the regulars here who are playing at practicing wicca are implementing intelligent skepticism in choosing one supernatural ideology over another? That's hilarious.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#49 Apr 1, 2013
Twilight wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a rude @ss comment. watch what you say before you post stuff on the internet.
There ya go! Another Topix bully. Whatcha gonna do about it, wussy?

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#50 Apr 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>So the regulars here who are playing at practicing wicca are implementing intelligent skepticism in choosing one supernatural ideology over another? That's hilarious.
I post from the atheism forum, and, as far as I know, none of our regulars practice Wicca. But this thread is shared with several other forums, and I suppose you may be referring to their regulars. But most if not all of the regulars who post from the atheism forum did come to atheism out of intelligent (more or less) skepticism--most have told their stories over the years that I've been posting and reading here.

“Is that all you've got?”

Since: Jun 10

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#51 Apr 1, 2013
NightSerf wrote:
<quoted text>
I post from the atheism forum, and, as far as I know, none of our regulars practice Wicca. But this thread is shared with several other forums, and I suppose you may be referring to their regulars. But most if not all of the regulars who post from the atheism forum did come to atheism out of intelligent (more or less) skepticism--most have told their stories over the years that I've been posting and reading here.
The TerryL avatar close to the top of this page has a satanic symbol in it. He must feel something positive about that or he wouldn't have picked it. Kaitlyn is in some kind of cult that believes they can "do" magic. There are a few others who hint at connections with cults too. That doesn't sound like they are "rational" skeptics, only bigots against any religion they don't practice themselves.

“Darwin died for your sins”

Since: Aug 08

Nunya

#52 Apr 1, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>The TerryL avatar close to the top of this page has a satanic symbol in it. He must feel something positive about that or he wouldn't have picked it. Kaitlyn is in some kind of cult that believes they can "do" magic. There are a few others who hint at connections with cults too. That doesn't sound like they are "rational" skeptics, only bigots against any religion they don't practice themselves.
Terry L 's avatar is the symbol that the rock band Rush uses. LMAO
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#53 Apr 2, 2013
"[New Pope Francis] issued a statement that urged people, in rather passionate terms, to contemplate the object with awe; but he also stopped firmly short of asserting its authenticity." (Economist magazine).

Apparently it's an icon and not an idol. Mustn't get those two mixed-up!:-) The RC Church may be ludicrous but you've got to give them 'funny'.

Religion = superstition
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#54 Apr 2, 2013
According to the Rush's drummer: "All (the naked man) means is the abstract man against the masses. The red star symbolizes any collectivist mentality."

I'm sure that includes the dimwitted collectivist mentality that sees "satanic symbols" everywhere!
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>The TerryL avatar close to the top of this page has a satanic symbol in it. He must feel something positive about that or he wouldn't have picked it. Kaitlyn is in some kind of cult that believes they can "do" magic. There are a few others who hint at connections with cults too. That doesn't sound like they are "rational" skeptics, only bigots against any religion they don't practice themselves.
EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#55 Apr 2, 2013
EdSed wrote:
"[New Pope Francis] issued a statement that urged people, in rather passionate terms, to contemplate the object with awe; but he also stopped firmly short of asserting its authenticity." (Economist magazine).
Apparently it's an icon and not an idol. Mustn't get those two mixed-up!:-) The RC Church may be ludicrous but you've got to give them 'funny'.
Religion = superstition
Oops! I meant to replace the word "object" with "[Turin Shroud]".
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#56 Apr 2, 2013
T'urin shroud is taking the piss.[sic]
EdSed wrote:
<quoted text>Oops! I meant to replace the word "object" with "[Turin Shroud]".

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#57 Apr 2, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>The TerryL avatar close to the top of this page has a satanic symbol in it. He must feel something positive about that or he wouldn't have picked it. Kaitlyn is in some kind of cult that believes they can "do" magic. There are a few others who hint at connections with cults too. That doesn't sound like they are "rational" skeptics, only bigots against any religion they don't practice themselves.
Wow... every post you make is somehow dumber that the last. Good job.

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Since: Nov 07

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#58 Apr 2, 2013
nanoanomaly wrote:
<quoted text>The TerryL avatar close to the top of this page has a satanic symbol in it. He must feel something positive about that or he wouldn't have picked it. Kaitlyn is in some kind of cult that believes they can "do" magic. There are a few others who hint at connections with cults too. That doesn't sound like they are "rational" skeptics, only bigots against any religion they don't practice themselves.
BTW... in order for the symbol I use in my avatar to be considered "satanic" it would need to be rotated 180 degrees. Why is being ignorant so important to you?

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

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#59 Apr 2, 2013
madscot wrote:
<quoted text>
Terry L 's avatar is the symbol that the rock band Rush uses. LMAO
LOL! Yeah... one of the reason's I chose it was because I knew some fundie nut-bag would jumpt to the completely wrong conclusion! She/he/it isn't the first one.

We had a neighbor when I was growing up that tried telling my mom that "RUSH" was satanic music and that she should destroy anything that I had relating to their music. She said 'RUSH' stood for "Resides Under Satan's House". When my mom finally stopped laughing at her she told her to go home and worry about her own family!

“Leave That Thing Alone!”

Since: Nov 07

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#60 Apr 2, 2013
Thinking wrote:
According to the Rush's drummer: "All (the naked man) means is the abstract man against the masses. The red star symbolizes any collectivist mentality."
I'm sure that includes the dimwitted collectivist mentality that sees "satanic symbols" everywhere!
<quoted text>
Precisely

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